Though the admission concerns for a Bachelor’s programme differ from one University to another the basic requirement is a Swiss secondary high-school-leaving certificate (Matura, Maturité, Maturità) or a foreign secondary high-school-leaving certificate considered equivalent. Students not holding fully recognized certificates may be required to take a university entrance exam.
The prerequisite for a Master's programme is a successfully completed Bachelor's level programme. Universities take decisions on whether a foreign Bachelor's degree is allowed to pursue a Master's programme or not and on the conditions, if any.
To be eligible for a PhD programme at a Swiss university, applicants must hold a Master's degree or equivalent from a recognized or accredited university. Students can check with the respected University for the remaining concerns.
Swiss universities ask for language skills. The Universities of Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Geneva and Lausanne, Neuchâtel, Fribourg, are in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Fribourg is officially a bilingual university, with courses offered both in German and French, while the Università Della Svizzera italiana offers Italian as teaching language. The universities of Zurich, St. Gallen, Lucerne, Bern, Basel, and the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich are located in the German-speaking part of Switzerland.
A firm command on English languages is highly recommendable as majority of courses are being taught in English.